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Epictetus

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Works: 2,143 works in 7,095 publications in 14 languages and 53,924 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Emblem books  Commentaries  Poetry  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Contributor, Dubious author, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Honoree, Artist, Editor
Classifications: B560.E5, 188
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Handbook of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

750 editions published between 1516 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 5,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Former Roman slave and great Stoic philosopher Epictetus spent his life outlining the path to happiness, fulfillment, and tranquility. In aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity, he emphasized progress rather than perfection and a day-by-day, down-to-earth life of virtue"--Page 4 of cover
Discourses by Epictetus( )

34 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in English and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus, a crippled slave and student of the Stoic Musonius during the reign of Nero, founded a school in Nicopolis in Epirus and taught a practical philosophy, the details of which were recorded by his student Arrian. This volume contains the third and fourth books of the four books of the Discourses, uncollected fragments, and the Encheiridion, a handbook summarizing the main doctrines of the Discourses
The golden sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus( )

18 editions published between 1903 and 2015 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are these the only works of Providence within us? What words suffice to praise or set them forth? Had we but understanding, should we ever cease hymning and blessing the Divine Power, both openly and in secret, and telling of His gracious gifts? Whether digging or ploughing or eating, should we not sing the hymn to God: Great is God, for that He hath given us such instruments to till the ground withal: Great is God, for that He hath given us hands and the power of swallowing and digesting; of unconsciously growing and breathing while we sleep! Thus should we ever have sung; yea and this, the grandest and divinest hymn of all: Great is God, for that He hath given us a mind to apprehend these things, and duly to use them! What then! seeing that most of you are blinded, should there not be some one to fill this place, and sing the hymn to God on behalf of all men? What else can I that am old and lame do but sing to God? Were I a nightingale, I should do after the manner of a nightingale. Were I a swan, I should do after the manner of a swan. But now, since I am a reasonable being, I must sing to God: that is my work: I do it, nor will I desert this my post, as long as it is granted me to hold it; and upon you too I call to join in this self-same hymn."--Amazon.com
Letter by Epictetus( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Discourses as reported by Arrian ; The manual ; and, the fragments by Epictetus( Book )

101 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus ('Acquired', probably his real name) was a crippled Greek slave of Phrygia during Nero's reign (A.D.54-68) who heard lectures by the Stoic Musonius before he was freed. Expelled with other philosophers by the emperor Domitian in 89 or 92 he settled permanently in Nicopolis in Epirus and, in a school which he called 'healing place for sick souls', taught a practical philosophy, details of which were taken down by his pupil Flavius Arrianus and survive in four books of 'Diatribae' or Discourses and a smaller 'Encheiridon' or Handbook which gives brifly the chief doctrines of the other work. He lived apparently into the reign of Hadrian (A.D. 117-138). Epictetus was a teacher and preacher of practical Stoic ethics, broad and firm in method, sublime in thought, and now humorous, now sad or severe in spirit. How should one live righteously? Our god-given will is our paramount possession, and we must not covet others'. We must not resist fortune. Man is part of a system of men and God; men are reasoning beings (in feeble bodies) and must conform to God's mind and the will of nature. Epictetus presents us also with a pungent picture of the perfect (Stoic) man
Epicteti Enchiridion made English : in a poetical paraphrase by Epictetus( )

78 editions published between 1692 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( )

8 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."
Discourses and Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of extracts of the teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus written down by Arrian approximately 108 AD. There were originally eight books, but only four now remain in their entirety, along with a few fragments of the others. In a preface attached to the Discourses, Arrian explains how he came to write them: "I neither wrote these Discourses of Epictetus in the way in which a man might write such things; nor did I make them public myself, inasmuch as I declare that I did not even write them. But whatever I heard him say, the same I attempted to write down in his own words as nearly as possible, for the purpose of preserving them as memorials to myself afterwards of the thoughts and the freedom of speech of Epictetus."--Wikipedia
The discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

57 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet the stress on endurance, self--restraint and power of the will to withstand calamity can often seem coldhearted. It is Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled by the Emperor Domitian, who offers by far the most positive and humane version of stoic ideals. The Discourses, assembled by his pupil Arrian, catch him in action, publicly setting out his views on ethical dilemmas. -- Amazon
Entretiens by Epictetus( Book )

162 editions published between 1535 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of Epictetus' Discourses in English translation, plus DOS applications
The moral discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

32 editions published between 1899 and 1966 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slave, a cripple and poverty-stricken, Epictetus is perhaps the most remarkable of the stoic philosophers; he is so human, and his life was so true to his faith, that the reader can both love and respect him. His philosophy embraces many of the sentiments of Christianity, although it is improbable that he was acquainted with the New Testament
The art of living : the classic manual on virtue, happiness, and effectiveness by Epictetus( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a new interpretation of first century's Epictetus' clearly stated guidelines for moral progress and personal character development
The works of Epictetus : consisting of his Discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

51 editions published between 1807 and 2015 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabeth Carter's version of Epictetus has outlived every English prose translation of its day, and has admirably held its ground with readers. I hesitated for some time, whether to call this book simply a revision of Elizabeth Carter's translation, or a new one based on hers. The latter alternative was finally chosen, less in order to claim for myself any credit of hers, than to save her from sharing any discredit of mine. Epictetus limits himself strictly to giving a code of practical ethics. Not ignoring metaphysics in their proper place, he directs his aims elsewhere. His essential principles are very simple. All things (he holds) receive their character from our judgment concerning them; all objects, all events, are merely semblances or phenomena, to be interpreted according to the laws which nature gives us. An obvious classification at once occurs; all things are either controllable by will, or uncontrollable"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Epictetus; the Discourses as reported by Arrian, the Manual, and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Greek, Modern and English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicteti Dissertationes ab Arriano digestae by Epictetus( Book )

97 editions published between 1798 and 1966 in 8 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epictetus his Morals, with Simplicius his comment by Epictetus( Book )

53 editions published between 1694 and 2010 in English and French and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stoïcien, Epictète invite à pratiquer la philosophie comme une gymnastique, un moyen d'agir sur soi-même plus qu'une somme de connaissances. Une présentation commentée, avec une biographie de l'auteur et un dossier complet proposant une étude des concepts clés
Epictetus his Morals : with Simplicius his Comment. Made English from the Greek, by George Stanhope by Epictetus( )

41 editions published between 1704 and 2005 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral discourses. Enchiridion and fragments by Epictetus( Book )

32 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Epictetus by Epictetus( Book )

8 editions published between 1903 and 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of Epictetus, as reported by Arrian, based on the translation of T.W. Higginson
The morals of Epictetus : made English, in a poetical paraphrase by Epictetus( )

19 editions published between 1737 and 1764 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus
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DiscoursesThe golden sayings of EpictetusThe Discourses as reported by Arrian ; The manual ; and, the fragmentsThe Enchiridion, or Handbook : With a Selection from the Discourses of EpictetusThe discourses of EpictetusEntretiensThe art of living : the classic manual on virtue, happiness, and effectivenessThe works of Epictetus : consisting of his Discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments
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